Rogers wish to join the army but could not because of his health. Next is the hero’s call to adventure. The hero is usually given a message by a messenger or an external event. For Steve Rogers, the war was his call to adventure. Once America joined World War 2 and started recruiting volunteers to help out in the army, Steve and his friend, Bucky, decided that they should join the army.
This comradeship led to the development of Paul’s loyalty. An example of Paul’s loyalty is when his friend, and fellow soldier, Kemmerich is in the hospital Paul spends hours by his side to comfort him before he dies. This loyalty, created by the war, helps them to survive while out on the front by making sure the men watch out for each other and is one of the few positive things to come from the war. Paul’s prominent personality traits; his desensenzation, his bitterness, and his loyalty are all results of the war. It’s hard to say exactly what Paul would be like if he never fought the war but it is easy to say that his personality would be immensely different.
Max Vandenberg is a Jewish man who is taken in and hidden by the Hubbermanns, Rosa and Hans, during World War 2 in Nazi Germany. His father saved Hans's life during the First World War. Hans, in turn, repays this deed by hiding Max from the Nazis, therefore putting his family in great danger as a result of it. During Max’s time living in the Hubbermann residence he befriends the protagonist, Liesel Meminger. The two find that they are very similar to each other.
Sassoon was able to fight in May 1915. He was depressed because of the war but that did not stop him from doing his duty, for that courage he was a well-known man. Because of the fact that he appeared to be completely fearless; his friends called him “Mad Jack”. In Sassoon’s poem he gives descriptions that show the state of the soldier. In the first stanza we can see that the figure is “Groping along the tunnel, step by step” and in the third stanza we get the line “alone he staggered on…” These phrases point out the physical and physiological detachment, well known effects of intendance combat.
In the book A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park we follow Salva’s journey after he has to flee the country after war breaks out. Salva’s journey impacted him by making him more self sufficient, brave, and courageous. Salva’s journey taught him how to be more self-sufficient. In the beginning of the book he relied on others more. One thing in the story that made him more self-sufficient was when his group had left him behind in the barn.
The novel primarily focuses on one of the schoolboys, Paul Bäumer, and the terrible tragedies Bäumer suffers throughout the war. Before Remarque’s novel, many war novels focused on the patriotism and welfare of war, omitting the dark reality that was
“Won’t you join up, Comrades?” (Remarque, 11) said Kantorek, who was Paul’s schoolmaster and had swayed Paul and his friends to go to the District Commandment and volunteer for the war. Paul and his friends were merely adolescents full of ignorance and innocence going straight from high school into an unknown environment full of death, despair, loneliness and hopelessness. They did not know what to expect from war, all they knew was that they were doing this for the good of the country they loved. It can be seen Paul was affected when he experienced the first bombardment and sees his fellow comrade Joseph Behm die during the attack and Paul and his troop are unable to help him. Paul learned to distinguish between
Proverbs 24:6 says; “for by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory and safety” (Holy Bible, New Living Translation). In the novel Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, the story of Louis Zamperini is told from his troubled childhood, his record breaking running days, and to becoming a WWII hero, and living to tell his story. Louie ends his running career when the second world war started between the Americans and the Japanese. Louie faces many hardships through his time in the military, and after the war. Through Louis Zamperini’s suffering while striving to survive while being stranded at sea, becoming a Prisoner Of War in Japan, and his post war trauma, leads him to God, and finding his faith.
In his novel Borderliners, Peter Hoeg uses a deceased character, Oscar Humlum, to mentor Peter and steer him in the right direction. Bonded by their broken family situations and common understanding of each other, Peter and Oscar become fast friends at Crusty House. Humlum stands up for Peter when he is confronted by bullies and pedophiles, and serves as Peter’s ‘savior’ on numerous occasions. Although he commits suicide in front of Peter by swinging into an oncoming train, Humlum’s persona is resurrected and he continues to save Peter as he did while they lived in Crusty House. When he reemerges to Peter, Humlum mirrors Jesus with his sacrifices and divine interventions to guide Peter.
The Glorification of Psychological Harm “Epitaph on a Soldier,” by Cyril Tourneur, an English soldier and diplomat during the 16th and 17th centuries, depicts the honorable death of a soldier during a time when war was glorious and fighting for one’s country was almost customary. Meanwhile, in “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner,” the 20th century poet Randall Jarrell illustrates a more bleak image of gunner’s blunt and harsh death during World War II, when war became less magnificent and much more brutal. The reassuring and honoring tone in “Epitaph on a Soldier” expresses that the triumphant experiences of war cause a young soldier to become mature so that his life is complete, while the bitter and disturbed tone in “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner” communicates that a soldier’s grim time in war and subsequent death is, in reality, devoid of all glory and only mentally scars a soldier. “Epitaph on a
Erich Maria Remarque was a man who had lived through the terrors of war, serving since he was eighteen. His first-hand experience shines through the text in his famous war novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, which tells the life of young Paul Bäumer as he serves during World War 1. The book was, and still is, praised to be universal. The blatant show of brutality, and the characters’ questioning of politics and their own self often reaches into the hearts of the readers, regardless of who or where they are. Brutality and images of war are abundant in this book, giving the story a feeling of reality.
Elie is a young boy who lived with his family. Elie and his dad work for the Germans at the concentration camp stay alive, and they try to survive the holocaust by keep working for them. Elie Wiesel effective core quality throughout the book is that he was really scared and confidence. Elie core quality change by thing that happened, In front of him, his quality became more confident about himself because is normal for him. For example, when his father gets beat by of the German guard, he didn 't even blink about what happened.
When I think of the word humanity the person that comes to my mind is Paul Baumer. A character in the book “All quiet on the Western Front.” A teenager aged 18-19 years old who was sent to war as such a young age who wasn 't mentally or physically prepared for war. Throughout the book I have consider Paul Baumer as a definition of humanity. He always put all his friends or his war family when he was alive from simply being compassionate and always putting himself first for